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#76031 - 10/13/00 10:38 PM Open Neutral Shock Hazard!
Joe Tedesco Offline
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A student who opened the neutral of a 3 phase, 4 wire circuit feeding electric discharge lighting fixtures was hurt bad.



[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 11-18-2002).]
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#76032 - 10/14/00 01:42 PM Re: Open Neutral Shock Hazard!
Bill Addiss Offline
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Joe,

Yes, that is something We surely have to be careful of.

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#76033 - 12/17/00 07:55 AM Re: Open Neutral Shock Hazard!
pip Offline
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Registered: 12/13/00
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the neutral can be our most dangerous enemy. she is silent, but, she packs a serious bite. The first thing a new helper should learn are the potental dangers of a neutral.

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#76034 - 12/17/00 11:33 AM Re: Open Neutral Shock Hazard!
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Pip, I am sure you don't mean for the new helpers to learn the way the one in Joe's post learned. Just kidding. How many elctricians who survived a hot neutral realize how lucky they are? There really needs to be more concentration on electrical safety using OHMs law numbers to get the point accross before someone gets stung.

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